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Statement From KY Senate Minority Leader Ray Jones on Bevin’s Refusal To Release Tax Returns

In response to Matt Bevin’s refusal to release his tax returns, today Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Ray Jones issued the following statement: 
 
"By breaking this bipartisan tradition of disclosure by gubernatorial nominees, Mr. Bevin is displaying a shocking disregard for the public’s trust. Transparency and accountability are critically important values that our next governor must practice. If Mr. Bevin hopes to gain the trust of Kentuckians to represent our highest elected office, I would urge him to stop hiding this information and release his tax returns, just like past Republican candidates for governor have done before him.” 
 
BACKGROUND: 
 
CN2: When Asked If He Would Release His Tax Returns As A Gubernatorial Candidate, Matt Bevin Refused. "’No,' said Bevin, who last year held interests worth either more than $10,000 or at least 5 percent in seven businesses specializing in products such as LED lights, candy and medical devices according to his financial disclosure form filed with the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. 'Why? Why would I?' When Pure Politics told Bevin others, such as Gov. Steve Beshear, released such records as candidates, he said he sees no value ‘whatsoever' in publicizing his tax returns as a gubernatorial hopeful.” [CN2, 6/10/15]
 
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